Harper plays wallflower on climate

The Pembina Institute's Clare Demerse writes about the Harper government's goal to "harmonize" our climate policy with that of the United States; and compares Canada's climate policy to a character from a romantic comedy — "the girl so afraid of being alone that she'll settle for anyone."

If this was a movie, we all know how the script would go. The girl who's afraid to be alone would finally decide to try something new, all by herself. She would struggle at first but persevere, and soon she'd be a success. Everyone would see her with new eyes; her phone would ring off the hook.

We need a happy ending to Canada's climate story, too, and waiting around for the boy next door isn't it.